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The Rundown - April 1

RFE In The Media
# "The Washington Note" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's interview with Hassan Yousefi Eshkevari

International Press Review

Middle East
# In-depth reporting from Libya by "France 24"
# "The Wall Street Journal" on Colonel Gadhafi's information operations
# "Islam And The Arab Revolutions" - Anonymous, "The Economist"

# Government ministers have to give up their coporate positions
# "Putin's No-Participation Pact" - Masha Lipman, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia's Arctic Opening" - Charles Emmerson, "Foreign Policy"
# Beware the new "spy gadget'' law in Russia

# "The Danger Of A 'Tehran Winter''' - Joel Starr, "The Diplomat"

# A suicide attack targetted JUI-F head Maulana Rehamn for the second straight day
# "Pakistan Is Erupting Against The U.S." - Choharis & Asad, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Newsline" on honor killings in Pakistan

# "Afghanistan's Reasons For Optimism" - Charney & Dobbins, "The Washington Post"

Central Asia
# An opposition newspaper publisher has gone missing in Kazakhstan
# "Kazakhstan's Steady Progress Towards Democracy" - Nursultan Nazarbayev
# Martin Sheen joins the campaign for the release of Azimjan Askarov

# Stephen Castle on the very low profile of Catherine Ashton
# "Forever Bosnia" - John Schindler, "National Interest"

Of Interest
# The former Croatian ambassador to the U.S. is moving to NATO to do public diplomacy
# "Is Facebook A Fad?" - Farhad Manjoo, "Slate"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Ted Lipien on U.S. international broadcasting to China
# Al Kamen's ''In The Loop"
# James Traub on Barack Obama's foreign policy
# "The Washington Post" reports on ongoing budget negotiations